The unique feature of these alexandrites is a strong color change which is the main factor defining the value of this gemstones. The stones are easily changing color from deep green to gorgeous purple, which makes them a rare collector's gems. The bigger alexandrite has a few inclusions coming to surface. They certainly does not affect the durablility and overall beauty of the gemstone. Gemologists consider such mineral inclusions to be the proof of the natural origin of alexandrite.
The color change is so STRONG that it can be easily observed not only in a candle light, but any incandescent light like any yellow low watt electric lamp's light.
Below are the quotes from GIA expert:
"An alexandrite of good clarity may display a less prominent color change because the silky inclusions of rutile often enhance the change. Some people prefer a weaker color change in favor of better clarity, but the color change should be the most important factor in determining the value of the stone."
"Alexandrite is a Type II (GIA Clarity Grading System) stone and even the best natural alexandrite unlike lab grown alexandrite is expected to contain many inclusions."
GIA report #2368165602
Metal - 18kt Solid Rose Gold
Gemstones - Natural Alexandrites
Gemstone Size - 5.87 x 5.21 x 3.28 mm, 4.5x4mm
Gemstone quantity - 2
Gemstone weight - 0.85ct, 0.31ct
Accent stone - Natural Diamond
Accent stone quantity - 87
Accent stone total weight - 0.50ct
Gold weight - 5.29g
Ring measurements - 20x17mm
Rise above the finger - 6mm
Ring size - 7
ESTIMATED RETAIL REPLACEMENT VALUE - $5,000.00
YOU WILL RECEIVE GIA CERTIFICATE FREE OF CHARGE ($120 VALUE).
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is the highest world authority in diamonds and gemstones. Unlike other sellers, we never certify our jewelry because it is not ethical. We do not offer phony certificates. GIA certificate contains security features such as a hologram, security screen and microprint lines that prevent them from being forged or duplicated.
GIA certificate includes the colored picture of the item and the number of the certificate which can be verified online on GIA site. It is like a passport for the stone and will make it easier to sell it in the future (although we would advise against it because high-end alexandrites are becoming scarce and increase in price every year) and it can be used for insurance purposes as well.